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DFP opening random windows in the background

PandasaurusRex
3 discussion posts
So, this problem actually started a while back, like years ago, but then I disabled Superfetch and the problem went away. The only thing is for the last couple of months the problem is back and it's driving me nuts. Calculator, Settings, Netflix, and other random apps keep opening themselves into the taskbar (I'm using ObjectDock, not the DFP taskbar or the windows 10 default taskbar) without opening any actual windows. A fix would be much appreciated.

Also, I'm running DisplayFusion Pro (Beta 1) v. 9.5.
Mar 23, 2019 (modified Mar 23, 2019)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Strange, that shouldn't be possible, as we fixed that bug a couple of years ago. Couls you send over a debug log?

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • Reproduce the issue and note the time so we'll know where to check in the log file
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button on the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Reply with the file attached
  • Disable debug logging after sending the log

Thanks!
Mar 25, 2019  • #2
PandasaurusRex
3 discussion posts
I don't know the exact time the windows opened themselves, because they don't show up on screen, but at 2:04 pm I noticed them open in the task bar.
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Mar 30, 2019  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! It looks like they showed up right after exiting a full screen application. Does that seem to be the trigger every time?
Apr 1, 2019  • #4
PandasaurusRex
3 discussion posts
I haven't had a chance to fully test it, but from my recollection that sounds about right. Also, the issue happens when I wake my computer up from hibernation and log in.
Apr 4, 2019  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you disable the taskbars, wait a minute, then re-enable them, does it happen as well?
Apr 4, 2019  • #6
Ant McLeod68799
2 discussion posts
I am having the same problem.
Apr 13, 2019  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Ant: Are you also using ObjectDock?
Apr 15, 2019  • #8
Ant McLeod68799
2 discussion posts
Yes I am, ObjectDock2 in fact.
Apr 24, 2019  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, interesting. If you guys disable ObjectDock, does this still happen? I wonder if ObjectDock has the same issue that we used to run into with our taskbars.
Apr 24, 2019  • #10
Fullmetal Dragon36274
8 discussion posts
im also having this issue after upgrading to a bigger ssd and am using objectdock as well and now when i open my calendar the calculator and settings opens as well. i am on windows 10 and read that could cause some issues but im not sure. also when i quit out of objectdock it doesnt do
15 days ago (modified 15 days ago)  • #11
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Could you send me over a video of the issue happening?

Thanks!
13 days ago  • #12
Fullmetal Dragon36274
8 discussion posts
i can try and see if i catch it happening i have a screen shot of all the windows opened but i havent caught the moment it actually happens but ill leave the ss here if it helps. im not sure whats triggering it i initially thought it was the calendar but i cant seem to make it happen
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13 days ago (modified 13 days ago)  • #13
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Okay strange, I tested it out on my end with the calendar but I couldn't seem to reproduce it. If you find a specific application that triggers it, or you're able to capture a video of it happening could you let us know?

Thanks!
13 days ago  • #14
Fullmetal Dragon36274
8 discussion posts
i have obs running right now recording my screen if it happens i should be able to catch it
13 days ago  • #15
Fullmetal Dragon36274
8 discussion posts
so it happened again after restarting my but my recording stuff wasnt working at the time but i have it all working now and will try and get it to happen again
13 days ago  • #16
Fullmetal Dragon36274
8 discussion posts
ok sorry for the message spam it didn't happen again after my last message until I woke my pc up from sleep this morning. but it happened when it woke up and I was again unable to get a recording but I think its happening when I log onto my desktop. I've checked startup protocols and none of those are set to launch on startup is there another setting I can check?
12 days ago  • #17
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This was just when waking your computer from sleep, not a fresh boot?

Thanks!
12 days ago  • #18
Fullmetal Dragon36274
8 discussion posts
yes i usually just put the computer to sleep instead of shutting it down
11 days ago  • #19
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Strange, I still can't seem to reproduce this. Could you send me over a debug log? Here are the steps:

  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • Reproduce the issue and note the time so we'll know where to check in the log file
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button on the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Reply with the file attached
  • Disable debug logging after sending the log

Thanks!
7 days ago  • #20
Fullmetal Dragon36274
8 discussion posts
i only have objectdock i dont have display fusion sadly. and im not seeing any way to log with just that
6 days ago  • #21
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ah, I believe this thread was for DisplayFusion opening those windows when something was opened from Object Dock. If you don't have DisplayFusion installed, there isn't really anything we can do here, but you may want to reach out to Stardock support if you haven't already.

And for what it's worth, I tested with just object dock on my end, no DisplayFusion, but still couldn't seem to reproduce this

Sorry!
6 days ago  • #22
Fullmetal Dragon36274
8 discussion posts
no worries and yeah im in a thread on their forums as well but they dont seem to know much more either. i was just kinda grasping at straws trying to figure it out. i just did a whole wipe of my pc and reinstalled windows and everything and its still happening lol
6 days ago  • #23
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